lemon, pesto chicken fettuchini

Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium brown onion
500 grams chicken thigh fillets
3 tablespoons pesto
300 grams uncooked pasta
60 grams shaved parmesan

Find my Pesto recipe here:https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/pesto/

Find my pasta recipe here:https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/squid-sauteed-in-lemon-garlic-butter-and-tarragon-with-spaghetti/

Get your pot on of water boiling for the pasta, as its best to cook the pasta as close to the chicken being ready so you can toss the hot pasta through.

Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and sauté the finely sliced onion and the zest from the lemon, add the chicken sliced into ½ cm strips and brown them all over, when they are almost cooked toss through the pesto. Cook the pasta following the directions on the packet or your fresh pasta in salted boiling water for about 3 minutes

When the chicken is cooked toss through the hot cooked pasta and serve immediately topped with parmesan.

I served it with a crunchy beetroot salad from the a recipe from the thermomix recipe community that I love and make all the time using whatever I have!. It’s just:
1 large beetroot
1 carrot
1 apple
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 table spoons fresh coriander

Peel the garlic chop speed 5/ 5 seconds add everything else peeled in large pieces and chop speed4/ about 6 seconds



Pumpkin and caramelised onion soup

¼ grey pumpkin
2 large onions
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon oil
1 litre chicken stock
100 ml cream

Peel and dice onion and crush garlic and sauté them in the oil in a large heavy based pot until soft, add sugar and continue cooking until it has caramelised (about 20 minutes). Add peeled and chopped pumpkin and stock and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is cooked. Puree, add cream and season with salt and pepper.

Thermomix: peel onion and garlic chop speed 4/ 3 seconds add oil and sugar cook 15 minutes/speed 2 varoma. add pumpkin and stock cook 100c/17 minutes/ speed one or until pumpkin cooked puree 1min/speed 10 add cream  and season with salt and pepper